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Mathematical and Physical Papers

Mathematical and Physical Papers
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108029049

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  • William Thomson, first Baron Kelvin (1824–1907), is best known for devising the Kelvin scale of absolute temperature and for his work on the first and second laws of thermodynamics, though throughout his 53-year career as a mathematical physicist and engineer at the University of Glasgow he investigated a wide range of scientific questions in areas ranging from geology to transatlantic telegraph cables. The extent of his work is revealed in the six volumes of his Mathematical and Physical Papers, published from 1882 until 1911, consisting of articles that appeared in scientific periodicals from 1841 onwards. Topics covered range from heat, electricity, magnetism and electrotelegraphy to hydrodynamics, tidal theory and navigation.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108029049
    • dimensions: 324 x 250 x 155 mm
    • weight: 4kg
    • contains: 310 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. On Fourier's expansions of functions in trigonometrical series
    2. Note on a passage in Fourier's Heat
    3. On the uniform motion of heat in homogeneous solid bodies, and its connection with the mathematical theory of electricity
    4. On the linear motion of heat. Part 1
    5. On the linear motion of heat. Part 2
    6. Propositions in the theory of attraction
    7. On the attraction of conducting and non-conducting electrified bodies
    8. Note on orthogonal isothermal surfaces
    9. On the equations of the motion of heat referred to curvilinear co-ordinates
    10. Elementary demonstration of Dupin's theorem
    11. Note on some points in the theory of heat
    12. Note on orthogonal isothermal surfaces
    13. Note on the law of gravity at the surface of a revolving homogeneous fluid
    14. Demonstration of a fundamental theorem in the mechanical theory of electricity
    15. On the reduction of the general equation of surfaces of the second order
    16. On the lines of curvature of surfaces of the second order
    17. Démonstration d'un théorème d'analyse
    18. Note sur les lois élémentaires d'électricité statique
    19. Extrait d'une lettre sur l'application du principe des images à la solution de quelques problèmes relatifs à la distribution d'éléctricite
    20. Note on induced magnetism in a plate
    21. On the mathematical theory of electricity in equilibrium
    22. Note on the rings and brushes in the spectra produced by biaxal crystals
    23. On the principal axes of a rigid body
    24. Note on M. Liouville's paper 'Sur une propriété de la couche électrique en équilibre à la surface d'un corps conducteur'
    25. On electrical images
    26. On the electric currents by which the phenomena of terrestrial magnetism may be produced
    27. On a mechanical representation of electric, magnetic, and galvanic forces
    28. On certain definite integrals suggested by problems in the theory of electricity
    29. On the forces experienced by small spheres under magnetic influence
    and on some of the phenomena presented by diamagnetic substances
    30. On a system of magnetic curves
    31. Notes on hydrodynamics
    32. Système nouveau de coordonnés orthogonales
    33. Note sur une équation aux différences partielles qui se présente dans plusieurs questions de physique mathématique
    34. On the equilibrium of magnetic or diamagnetic bodies of any form, under the influence of the terrestrial magnetic force
    35. On the theory of electro-magnetic induction
    36. Theorems with reference to the solution of certain partial differential equations
    37. Note on the integration of the equations of equilibrium of an elastic solid
    38. On the mathematical theory of electricity in equilibrium
    39. On an absolute thermometric scale founded on Carnot's theory of the motive power of heat, and calculated from Regnault's observations
    40. Notes on hydrodynamics. On the vis-viva of a liquid in motion
    41. An account of Carnot's theory of the motive power of heat, with numerical results deduced from Regnault's experiments on steam
    42. On the theory of magnetic induction of crystalline substances
    43. Notes on a paper 'Problems respecting polygons in a plane'. By Robert Moon
    44. On the potential of a closed galvanic circuit of any form
    45. The effect of pressure in lowering the freezing point of water experimentally demonstrated
    46. On the forces experienced by inductively magnetized ferro-magnetic or dia-magnetic non-crystalline substances
    47. On a remarkable property of steam connected with the theory of the steam-engine
    48. On the dynamical theory of heat, with numerical results deduced from Mr Joule's equivalent of a thermal unit, and M. Regnault's observations on steam
    49. On the thermal effects of fluids in motion. By J. P. Joule and W. Thomson
    50. On thermodynamic motivity
    51. Experimental researches in thermo-electricity
    52. On the theory of magnetic induction in crystalli

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